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The bar at the top shows a few different pages you can click on to learn all sorts of interesting cat facts concerning, evolution, domestication, ethology, and a host of other things you may or may not care about.

For a bit more page-to-project specificity,

– click here for Part I – A Brief Evolutionary History.

– click here for Part II – Contact With Humans

– click here for Part III – Alterations from Domestication

– click here for Part IV – Three Occasions Where Cats Affected Humanity.



Clutton-Brock, Juliet. Cats, Ancient and Modern. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1993. Print.

Rogers, Katharine M. Cat. London: Reaktion Books, 2006. Print.

Clutton-Brock, Juliet. Animals as Domesticates. A World View through History. Michigan State University Press, 2012. Print.

Turner, D. C. “The ethology of the human-cat relationship.” Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde 133.2 (1991): 63.

Stephen J. O’Brien, Warren E. Johnson “The Evolution Of Cats.” Scientific American 297.1 (2007): 68-75. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection. Web. 5 May 2013.

Carlos A. , Discroll, Clutton-Brock Juliet, Kitchener Andrew C., and O’Brien Stephen J.              The Taming of the Cat.                                                                                                           Scientific American . 06 2009: 68- 74. Print.

Carlos A. Driscoll, David W. Macdonald, and Stephen J. O’Brien
“From wild animals to domestic pets, an evolutionary view of domestication”
PNAS 2009 106: 9971-9978.